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to hear john avalos talk about how important a resource our recreation and parks are, but at the same time, we should be aware that the state of california really doesn't care about parks and its citizens, in fact, they routine any rip us off and say there's funds that aren't there when they are there, and this is the motus operendi for the state of california to act regardless for what san francisco feels and then they act like communists and they say we're going to tell you what you need in your park, we're going to tell you how to run your parks, well, that isn't consistent with democracy and american culture, but you don't seem to care about, do you, you just have your agenda and keep playing your little games with people and ripping them off, and you really don't seem to care about the consequences or the results of your actions. collateral damage, do you know the meaning of that word? what is the collateral damage when you have a very equestrian area as the bay area is in san francisco and you close one of their important recreational sites and you say you're going to modernize it, r
. my name is john avalos, the chair of the committee, joined to my right by christine olague, the vice chair. perhaps we will be joined shortly by supervisor eric mar, on his way. the clerk of the committee is deana -- >> braney. >> deana braney, new here as a clerk of board. could you share with us your announcements. >> yes, please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. complete speaker cards and documents to be included to the file should be submitted to clerk. items acted on today will be part of the october 2nd bad news agenda, unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. if you could our first item. >> item one is an ordinance amending and repealing certain sections of the san francisco police code to remove the authority of chief of police, to issue or regulate vehicle press cards. >> great, thank you very much. we have a presentation from staff. sanali from the mta, welcome. >> thank you, supervisors for hearing this item. i'm joined this morning with my colleagues from sfpd. we have been working together on this project. so just a little history. in 2007 the voters approve
a good shot at jobs. the john avalos local hiring measure was important in making sure we get residents, but even in my district, there are pockets of poverty and many people out of work. supporting those unemployed and underemployed people, supporting struggling small businesses in a difficult economy, and i support the small businesses versus more chain stores that seem to be coming into the store fronts, but i try to be sympathetic to local businesses because they make up the diversity of our local neighborhoods. those are some of the challenges that face our businesses. >> are there other issues specific to your district? how do you balance the needs of the issues in your district against the needs of the city as a whole? >> i know that our district has a higher proportion of seniors than some other district, and there is a brand new senior complex and wraparound community services complex called the institution on aging bridge housing complex, but it is going to concentrate a lot of the senior services and nonprofits. about 180 units of affordable senior housing in our district. i
. we are joined by my colleagues, the vice chair, john avalos is in route and we are joined by committee members commissioners christine olague and hope schmeltzer and the other commissioners are enroute. the clerk is alisa miller and we are grateful to the follow members of the sfg tv staff and jesse larson and john ross. madam clerk if you could please call item number two and we are joined by the vice chair. >> item two is approval of the minutes from the last meeting special meeting. >> great. commissioner schmeltzer. >> i move to approve the minutes. >> do we have a motion? before we act on that motion we will act any member of the public that would like to speak. seeing none. we have a motion and a second. if we could take that without objection. thank now we can call item three. >> item three is community reports and sf program 448rand status of the public utilities commission. >> great and i will turn it over to first our executive 5n5nxzof nancy miller and we are joined by the assistant general manager, barbara hale but i want to simply note that we hit a pre
. again, i want to thank also my colleagues on the lafco, including john avalos, hope spencer, leah pementel, christine olagi and mark. >> thank you. i know there is a motion to send the item forward with recommendation at this point. i will be calling for a roller coaster on it. i wanted to explain why and al want to thank the puc for leadership on pulling this together. i don't think it was an easy thing to do. i think under circumstances and limitations of state law you did pull together as best as the market would allow you. i want to say thank you in particular to your staff for pulling this together. it's been a long time coming. i want to thank you for your patience and having this coming through budget and finance and for director harrington who actually stayed beyond the time he thought in order to be here. i do want to appreciate him and thank you. for me i do think in terms of a cca, i don't think there is anything wrong inherently in the concept of a cca. the ability to purchase power or aggregate purchasing power to get a different product or different deal for your con
issues. >> the supervisor john avalos and a majority of his colleagues accepted free tickets last season. >> at times you give tickets to friends? >> well, the championship game the other day i gave to my mother-in-law. >> during that february interview supervisor avalos made this statement about future free tickets. >> am i going to take tickets to go to 49er games? i would putted and to it for myself personally. seven months later will you accept free tickets this season. >> i have not decided whatly do. >> sir, it is a policy decision you have had months to think of this. >> i'm not going to decide right now. >> it is is ethical -- >> in the south bay with a new stadium less than two years away, santa clara city attorney has a different view on the ethics of free tickets. >> we are not to accept any type of tickets from the team. >> reporter: and the ethical difference shows up in brig. san francisco's contract with the 49ers written three decades ago, provides more than 75 free tickets for city leaders for every football game. santa clara's contract for the new stadium intentionally
been a practice that we've had in san francisco for years. >> reporter: san francisco supervisor john avalos and a majority of his colleagues accepted free 49ers tickets last season. >> at times you give your tickets away to friends. >> the championship game the other day i gave to my mother-in-law. >> reporter: during that february interview, supervisor avalos made this statement about future free tickets. >> am i going to be taking tickets to go to 49ers game? i would be into it myself, personally. >> reporter: and now seven months later? will you take free tickets this season? >> i'm not sure what i'll do. >> it's a policy issue. you've had months to think about this. >> i'm not going to decide right now. >> reporter: in the south bay, with a new stadium less than two years away, they have a view on free tickets. >> we're not allowed to accept any free tickets from the team. >> reporter: and the ethical difference shows up in writing. san francisco's contract with the 49ers written three decades ago provides more than 75 free tickets for city leaders for every football game. santa
. john updike, director of real estate. if i could follow up on supervisor avalos's question. the retrofit for city hall is a broader effort to bring city hall into a lead operating and maintenance certification. so we are actually looking forward to a whole number of efficiency projects in city hall that we are working on aggressively with puc as a great partner. that being said, this particular item is a retroactive approval of exercise of a second five-year extension of a sublease at 1235 mission street. picture on the overhead. this is on mission off eighth street. the entire premises has nearly 118,000 square feet in improvements. it is leased by a private entity by the san francisco unified school district. it is subleased to the city and has been since 1992. the city operators human service agency's cal fresh food stamp program and county adult assistance program out of this location, has done so for about 20 years now. this is the second and final extension of the sublease. this will take us through august, the end of august of 2013. by that date sfusd anticipates hav
to let me know i was going over the edge. she and monique have a special place in that regard. john, you've got to find a way to communicate that to me. sheryl, thank you for keeping me in check on those times when you were able to. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. i worked with you as a legislative aide and a supervisor. it's been really great to know you, outside of the office as well, your interests in that. and i just really appreciate your work over the years. i just hope that the trime team, that they -- trial team that they like gid tars, and music. if they haven't, you'll be very happy. john, welcome, and i look forward to working with you. we worked together great and i think you will be a great asset for the board. >> president chiu: supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. i want to echo what i said earlier and to say thank you. someone who has been here a year and a half and new to the political system in san francisco, you have been an incredible guide. from my perspective, and, you know, you talk about professionalism, but
avalos, aye, supervisor campos, aye, president chiu, aye. >> i think supervisor kim, you have another amendment. >> city attorney. >> to the -- i'm sorry. >> john, deputy still attorney, i want to confirm what that amendment would say, so it's c-1 shall be a resident of district 6, c-2 shall be a resident of district 10, they should be of a city of no specific district, was that your intent? >> i'm okay with that but it was specific that i would like them to represent the area plan. it wasn't specific that they had to live in the area plan but they represent the two out of the three area plans. >> not necessarily. >> supervisor elsbernd? >> how will it work, if they own property is there not a financial conflict of interest on voting on any of those issues? >> mr. gib ner? >> that depends, there could be conflicts. >> to the maker on the motion, your thoughts on that? >> i did not ask that they had to reside in the air y plan but they are represent give because they've lived in the area. >> so, they don't have to live in the district? >> no, what the city attorney had stated was they
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